Rookie of the Year Nominees

Healthandhighheels

I am a high school sophomore who was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in March. Ever since, my goal has been…

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The Malleable Mom

My children and I have EDS. I was chronically ill and undiagnosed for 30+ years, and fell through every…

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GetYourBellyOut

Founded in March 2014, the #GetYourBellyOut campaign aims to support those affected by inflammatory bowel…

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Leslie

NAME IS LESLIE HILLBURN I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MS IN AUGUST OF 2003. MY SYMPTOMS ARE CHRONIC FATIGUE …

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Anuradha - Fibromyalgia Awareness

There's tremendous lack of awareness about Fibromyalgia. The symptoms include 24x7 pain, hypersensitivities,…

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Dr. Patty Verdugo, PsyD

I was injured at age 20. I have now had now had 9 back surgeries (4 this year in 2017). I have been an…

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Project HEAL

Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live is a 501(c) not-for-profit organization in the United States…

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Kat

My name is Kat and I talk about things that no one really likes to talk about...which is basically pee…

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@DawnMGibson

Dawn Gibson, best known as @DawnMGibson is a well known patient advocate and e-patient, writer, and…

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Lori Raines

I'm Lori and I have generalized dystonia. It is barely heard of and living with it is as complex as…

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Melissa Olephant- Live Laugh Lyme

Chronic Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed & is often hard to treat. It can be confusing, painful, scary,…

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Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP

Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP, is an author, blogger, and healthy living advocate. She is the President and…

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The Bipolar Maniac

I was diagnosed 3-years ago with Type 1 Bipolar Disorder. I searched endlessly for information to educate…

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Melissa Cook

When I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nearly 20 years ago I found limited resources to help me…

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Rachael Barrett

Suicide is preventable. Healthy workplaces are possible. That someone dies by suicide in the US every…

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@thefitpetite

The Fit Petite takes the fear out of training and planning for your next fitness event. With over 20…

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Courtney's Voice

Hello, I'm Courtney, a 17 year old writer, blogger, and youtuber! And I am a huge mental health advocate.…

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DefeattheBeast

My wife Colleen was diagnosed with multiple system atrophy in 2013 after 5 years of misdiagnoses. A rare…

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PV Reporter

David Wallace, a Polycythemia Vera (PV), a rare blood cancer, patient since 2009, started PV Reporter…

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Traci Patterson

As the Founder and Director of Advanced Pathways Hypnosis I am passionate about advocating for the chronic…

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Nicole Jeray

Swinging for Sleep raises awareness and money for Narcolepsy while I play professional golf on the LPGA…

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Melinda Zanello

My Invisible Life, a NFP storytelling community about living with an invisible illness or disability.…

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Melissa

Hi :-) My name is Melissa. I am a Certified Master Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Childhood Obesity…

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@jimslineyjr

I began advocacy when I met my first hypoparathyroidism patient. I realized that the needs of people…

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Count My Spoons

I started my facebook page to help my family and friends understand fibromyalgia and other invisible…

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Ross Lloyd

Coping with COPD, and any subsequent surgical treatment, requires a joint effort of both the patient…

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Emily Wu Truong (吳怡萱)

Emily Wu Truong is a nationally-recognized motivational speaker. As an advocate, she works tirelessly…

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Dima Hendricks

Dima has served in various professional capacities at The Heart Truth Campaign, The American Heart and…

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Dear Autism Mama

Welcome to Project: Dear Autism Mama… Letters of Compassion, Hope, and Joy, a collaborative project by…

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Karen @The Missing Niche

As a cousin was prepping for CP surgery, I felt the world should know what they were going through, what…

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